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The following report was carried this morning in the Jakarta English language daily the Jakarta Post. It reports an East
Timorese militia commander accusing Australian peace-keepers of torturing eight militiamen in Dili East Timor.
The Alliance has released its party list naming the people who will be at the heart of a new government.
There's a major contest looming sometime in November. New Zealanders are fixated on it. It will be a titanic struggle.
The consequences of the result will be profound for this island nation. It is a watershed, a dividing line between going
If you lower your sights far enough, you can always hit your target - even if it is your own foot. So it is with the
success claimed for the APEC leaders' meeting in Auckland just ended.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so sorry to have missed last week's post-Apec appointment, but I was drugged by a shadowy
group with links to powerful international financial interests and then taken to a secret location.
East Timor independence leaders will meet with officials of the IMF and World Bank in Washington this week, while
high-powered critics are calling for both organisations to be cut down to size to break their hold on poor nations.
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Labour leader Helen Clark has finally admitted that the principles of the National Government's roading policy must be
implemented, despite previously criticising it, Transport Minister Maurice Williamson said today.
They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.
“New Zealanders can expect the Labour-Alliance bloc to run a negative campaign based around personal denigration of the
Prime Minister,” SOE Minister Tony Ryall said today.
United New Zealand is uniquely positioned to succeed at the coming General Election, according to leader and Ohariu
Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne.
“What sick irony! The very day that Wellington City Council proudly announces securing the Gay Tourism Convention,
doctors in the capital are reported as being alarmed at the surge in sexual diseases in the region,” said Mrs Rosemary
Francis, a spokesperson ...
Today's announcement of the general election date marks the beginning of the countdown to National's defeat, says
Labour leader Helen Clark.
Scoop’s commercial Newsagent service has undergone a major upgrade implementing a new approach to the news filter
interface which has been requested by many clients over the past few months.
The Green Party has welcomed today's November 27 election announcement saying its key Coromandel electorate campaign is
well advanced and it's on track to pass the five percent nationwide party vote threshold.
As Kiwi and Aussie diggers hunker down in Dili tonight their future is being decided not at home - where loved ones wait
and elected leaders worry - but in Jakarta where the worries of East Timor are increasingly playing second fiddle to a
domestic political ...
In response to an enthusisatic request from a Scoop Today subscriber we have today included the full text of Russell
Brown's Hard News column... see below...
As tertiary institution managers you have already had to operate in smarter ways as demands on resources have increased.
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Time is running out to enrol for this year’s general election and referenda with the electoral roll closing for printing
on Wednesday 27 October.
Labour associate defence spokesperson Rick Barker said today he was appalled at suggestions the Prime Minister might
visit Kiwi peacekeepers in East Timor - an outing that Mr Barker said would amount to a cynical, electioneering stunt.